Research shows that different behavioral stereotypes exist for men and women in general, but even more specifically in the workplace. Men are implicitly expected to be decisive, go-getters, self-starters and “agentic.” Women, on the other hand, are expected to be helpful, supportive, kind, a team player, and “communal,” but, in essence, not the leader. If a woman acts outside these gender stereotypes, she is often considered to be pushy, overbearing, and aggressive.
Our conscious and unconscious views of women’s abilities, ambitions, and potential are often shaped by gender stereotypes that can negatively affect decisions about women’s assignments, compensation, and promotion. Gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them are the primary reason women are paid less than men, receive fewer high status assignments, and hold much fewer senior leadership positions.
Join us for this jam session with Andie Kramer who will discuss:
- The nature of implicit bias and why it is so hard to eliminate.
- Why women don’t need to act more like men to succeed.
- How to anticipate the biases that stereotypes foster
- Sensible, practical, and effective techniques to help women break through bias and achieve the career success they desire and deserve
Andrea S. Kramer, JD, is an attorney and a partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP. She concentrates in derivatives, financial products, taxation regulation and design, energy and commodity trading, contract negotiation, Dodd-Frank implementation, and dispute resolution . Lauded for her significant contributions to tax policy, Andie is an influential voice in her field